Category Archives: Battery Optimization

Episode 111, Apple’s iPhone 12 MagSafe charging explained and optimizing power transfer



The iPhone 12‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back around the wireless charging coil that adhere to MagSafe based accessories like cases and chargers, and this week’s episode will explain Apple’s MagSafe charging system and ensuring you are getting the maximum 15 watt power transfer. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The MagSafe Charger makes wireless charging a snap. The perfectly aligned magnets attach to your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro and provide faster wireless charging up to 15W.

The MagSafe Duo Charger conveniently charges your compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, Wireless Charging Case for AirPods, and other Qi-certified devices. Just place your devices on the charger and a steady, efficient charge begins on contact. The charger folds together neatly so you can easily take it with you wherever you go.

Episode 109, Uninterrupted Power Supplies protect your Apple devices; Bandkeeper keeps your Apple Watch bands organized



Happy New Year! This week’s episode will look at how Uninterrupted Power Supplies, commonly referred to as a UPS,to protect your Apple devices and review the Bandkeeper storage system for your Apple Watchbands. You can find more information at www.bandkeeeper.com and at our new website: www.MacMinutesPodcast.com

Bandkeeper Folder, with Inserts can be found at www.bandkeeper.com

Episode 78, Apple releases new macOS Catalina update including new Battery Health Management feature and more



In this episode we will discuss Apple releasing an update on Tuesday to macOS Catalina 10.15.5, with a major update to the Mac operating system. The most significant feature of this update is Battery Health Management, which was unveiled to developers in April. We will also announce some Zoom virtual events available to Mac Minutes listeners coming up in the next few weeks. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

macOS 10.15.5 is now available to update macOS Catalina.

 


Episode 63: ‘Juice-jacking’ USB power, Power Cord hacks threaten device security; and Apple updates operating systems



We will talk about security threats to your devices from juice-jacking power supplies, malicious power cords and how to prevent being victimized. Also, on Tuesday, Apple released updates for its operating systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Mac, HomePod, and Apple TV devices.  We will give you an overview of what was impacted. (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Pictured is a 12-watt Apple USB Power Supply. Many counterfeits exist so buying from Apple or a reputable retailer is recommended.
Pictured is a USB-A to Lightning cable. Buying genuine Apple cables are a sure bet for protecting your devices. Forget the freebies or low-cost alternatives.

Episode 57, With optimized Battery Charging your iPhone learns your daily charging habits, improving life of your battery; iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case review



In this episode, we are going to discuss the Optimized Battery Charging feature on your iPhone, why its important,  and how it learns from your daily charging habits to improve the lifespan of your battery. Plus, we will review the iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case which recently became available. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Optimized Battery feature on iOS13
iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case